264. Topics in Communicative, Cognitive, and Functional Approaches to Linguistic Analysis
(Formerly numbered M264.) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course C142 or C238. Readings, discussion, analyses, and validation procedures within sign-based linguistics, cognitive grammar, and discourse-functional approaches to language. Consideration of impact of grammaticalization theory on various nonformal approaches to synchronic linguistics. Discussion of work by Contini-Morava, Diver, Garcia, Goldberg, Janssen, Lakoff, Langacker, and Verhagen, as well as Bybee, Traugott, Hopper, and others. S/U or letter grading.